Corneal transplant saves eye of toddler girl

Admin | 24 Sep 2021Total Views : 296

Kolhapur: A corneal transplant procedure done for the first time in Kolhapur saved the eye of one-and-half year old girl.
Corneal expert Prasanna Aradhye of Nandadeep Hospital performed the surgery under the guidance of opthalmologist Saurabh Patwardhan.

The damage to the cornea is a rare disorder and is usually due to an infection. The girl had developed the infection after an injury. Her vision had become blurred and her left eye was not responding to the normal light.
Aradhye, while speaking to TOI, said, “Such surgeries are rare in the small age group patients. Their parents usually ignore it and once they get older, they lose their vision. At that age, restoring the vision becomes difficult.”
He said that they managed to get the cornea from Hyderabad. The eye donation is significant in saving vision of patients.
Aradhye said that the girl will have normal vision after a one and half years as it develops naturally. He said that the success rate in corneal transplants in smaller age groups can be increased by ensuring better post-operative management.

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